News Releases 2008

LETU Men's Basketball Undefeated in Conference Play

Wed, Dec 17 2008

With a perfect 6-0 conference record and with more than half of those games being won on the road, the LETU men’s basketball team will have to play with the pressure of being targeted by the rest of the American Southwest Conference.  The six-game conference win streak is the school’s best start in the history of the program. 
In Monday night’s 78-64 win over the Texas Lutheran Bulldogs in their Memorial Gymnasium, Senior Dewones Smith  led all scorers with 18 points on 6-of-7 from the field, including 3-of-4 from the arc, as the Jackets used a late, second-half 19-4 run to secure the win.
The Jackets led by only two going into intermission, but shot the ball well in the second half at 70.8 percent from the field to secure the win. They were also 7-for-13 in the game from beyond the arc, shooting a flawless 100 percent in the second part of play. 
LETU’s Dale Vanwright, the second leading scorer in the ASC, finished the game with 11 points and a team high 8 rebounds and 5 assist. Josh Davis and JJ Rockmore added 11 and 10 points respectively. In addition, Will Smith dished out a team high 4 blocks on the night.
The win keeps LETU (7-1, 6-0 ASC) tied for first place in the ASC East with Texas-Dallas. 
The YellowJackets will take a well deserved break for the holidays before returning to play on December 29 th in a tournament in Belton, Texas.